Thousands of potentially defective bike shock absorbers recalled

Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 1:36 pm    

Approximately 6,100 rear bicycle shock absorbers in the U.S. and Canada are under recall due to concerns that a defect could cause serious harm to intended users, an article of cpsc.gov reported on November 1.

The recall affects the “FLOAT X2” shock absorbers manufactured by Fox Factory in California. Reports said the affected shock absorbers, which were used in mountain bikes, have an outer sleeve that could rupture and come into contact with other parts of the bike while in use. If the problem occurs, riders are at high risk of suffering fall injuries. Fox Factory has not received injury complaints, but they have been notified of seven failing shock absorber sleeves. The recalling company is expected to have the faulty shock absorbers repaired by bike dealers.

Many bicycle riders, unfortunately, are left with permanent disabilities when their bikes fail to properly work during use. However, if this happens to you in Philadelphia, the product liability attorneys of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC may be able to help you obtain compensations you need to sustain your expenses. Call us today at (215) 875-7030 to learn more about your legal options.

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